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Knochel, Aaron

PhD, Art Education, Ohio State University
MAAE, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BA, Augustana College


Assistant Professor

Department: Art Department
Office: SAB 112
Phone: (845) 257-3837
E-mail: knochela@newpaltz.edu

Assistant Professor

Department: Art Education
Office: SAB 112
Phone: (845) 257-3837
E-mail: knochela@newpaltz.edu

Career History

Dr. Aaron Knochel is the Graduate Coordinator of Art Education at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He completed his doctorate in Art Education at the Ohio State University in 2011 focused on critical media literacy, software studies and art education. He has worked in a variety of visual arts learning spaces including schools, museums, and community arts programs both domestically and internationally.

Research/Creative Activity

He has presented his research at a range of national and international conferences including the National Art Education Association National Convention and at the International Society for Education through Art World Congress in Budapest. Aaron was also chosen as a 2011 Digital Media and Learning Summer Research Institute Fellow funded by the MacArthur Foundation.
Dr. Knochel's research focuses on the intersections between art education, social theory, and media literacy discourse. From community-based media production to engaging digital visual culture in the K-12 art classroom, his interests follow the complexities of civic engagement both through the arts and through network connectivity. Publications include articles in Visual Arts Research, The International Journal of Education through Art, and Kairos. Generally, he tries to live up to his @artisteducator twitter bio: artist-teacher-visual culture researcher-digital media flaneur-novice hacker and pixel stacker.